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earns that stephen colbert appeared in character and from congress. here is some video from this. he introduces himself and sets the tone of his appearance from mr. de. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can bump this hearing up to cspan-1. host: appreciate the reference. if you want to weigh in on this topic the numbers are on your screen the political was one of many papers to run on this topic. -- the political was one of the many papers to run on this topic. guest: that is some of the context from yesterday. host: stephen colbert and jon stewart are planning rallies in october. the role of celebrities is next whether it comes to influencing legislators or influencing the public at large. are democrats line is first in houston, texas. caller: that was the first i have seen that. it is a mockery and tragedy to this count
without power. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> joe flacco had quite possibly the worst game of his career, throwing four interceptions. the team has shaken all of that off. flacco threw for three touchdowns against the cleveland browns. that allows the ravens to challenge for the title next week when they take on the pittsburgh steelers. keith mills will have highlights and reaction later on. >> that will be a game. 67 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> more evacuation's in wisconsin as flood waters continue to rise. >> a new tv might not be a bad idea to put on your christmas wish list. we'll explain why. >> we have a restart on this monday morning. we will check the seven-day forecast when i come back to >> we have lots of problems. we have lots of problems. we have an accident on 95. this was the strike where i think people had,
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. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these one crossed all boundaries of decency. racist, pornographic, even targeting someone who owed nothing. tonight, our investigation has found the callers behind these vile shakedowns were hired by a company working for one of america's banking giants. brian ross is here to break this story, and brian, this evidence is stunning. >> reporter: it really is, george. the
, jon stewart and stephen colbert are at the forefront of political debate. colbert testified about migrant farm workers. >> americans farms are for too die pendent on immigrant labor to pick fruits and veggables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. eventually americans may consider taking these ons again. or maybe that is crazy. maybe the easier answer is to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves kimberly guilfoylthemselves. >> kimberly: that is one solution. here to give us his take is steven crowder. what do you think about the testimony of colbert. there is a lot of controversy about it. >> we are talking about it. talking about it with you. i love geraldo but you are more fun to look at. everry time i'm here he is not here. i think he bailed. >> kimberly: finds you frightening. >> the feeling is mutual. nancy pelosi, a lot of things you can say, she is old, she is mean, but not stupid. she understands the value in entertainers and using cultural icons for their cause and the truth is se stephen colbert and jon stewart and b
-raiser with john stephen and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty will be there thursday campaigning for stephen. they all point to a dramatic shift. republicans could take control of the house. maybe the senate as well. that's fueling the drive toward the change. here is brian todd with the report. >> reporter: it looks like a brawl in taiwan's parliament. this was in suburban las vegas after heckling got to a boil. supporters of sharron angle and backers of harry reid hauled off and hit each other. an isolated incident? what do you make of this? >> it's happening audiotape over the country. it's been happening for more than a year. people are upset with politics and the fact that washington hasn't fixed anything. >> they say when so many americans have friends and relatives that lost jobs during the recession, fears for their own outbeing lead to angry outburts. one poll shows republicans and independents are angrier than democrats. politicians are a popular target. take this smackdown from new jersey's republican governor chris christie when they heckled at meg whitman. >> hey, listen. hey, l
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. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subcommittee. here's his take on a day spent picking beans. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant work, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun i have to say, and i do this sincerely, please don't make me do th
. >> thanks for dropping by. appreciate it. keeper? >> all right, thanks. >>> well, no joke, stephen colbert not only holding a rally in washington, he's also scheduled to testify before congress. we're getting details from the cnnpolitics.com desk coming up. 45 minutes past the hour. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> 48 minutes past the hour right now. we get a check on the morning's headlines. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. talk about extreme, last night, man, we had a lightning storm. the lightning was unbelievable. >> yeah. the lightning show across the northeast yesterday. those storms have moved on. it sunk to the south. you won't be quite as hot as yesterday, but everyone south of there is going to be hot. look at the cool air in the southeastern third of the country and all this rain. some of this is tropically fed. take a look at what happened in tucson yesterday. you don't need a lot, a half inch of rain in a few hour, boom, you get flash floo
democrats on the fence to say, hang on a moment. >> bill, if they've got time to have a hearing with stephen colbert they can take a vote on pending tax relief. i believe all the tax cuts would be extending but they just don't want to hold that vote. bill: on the screen you can see for a family of four making $50,000 a year, if the tax cuts are not extended they will pay $2,900 more in taxes during a time when as you no and you've stated and we talked to stu varney that the economy is still struggling. family of four making a hundred grand a year pay $4,500 more in taxes. how do you think thinks this is going to happen. >> hopefully it will not. if the hreps -- republicans are in the house and senate you won't see any increase in taxes. this adds to uncertainty, we hear our small businesses talking about itment there is a growing i think incompetent in governing in washington. this is damaging i think for the democrats across the board. bill: one more question. john boehner said in his responsible, the most irresponsible thing he has ever known congress to do. is that hyperbole or do you agr
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
. it happens in arlington, and montgomery county. >>> stephen colbert is on capitol hill this afternoon. he wrapped up his testimony before the judiciary committee on the subject of march -- migrant farmworkers. he testified in character about what he calls his vast knowledge of the subject. >> congresswomen lofgren asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can't bump this hearing all the way up to cspan-1. >>> he recently spent a day picking vegetables on a farm in new york. >>> global leaders including president obama made in new york city for the united nations general assembly. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is making most of the headlines incurring the wrath of western nations. he has said the u.s. should release eight iranian prisoners being held here much like american hiker who was released last week from iran. >> i don't work with the government. i don't have any control over these things. i don't really have an opinion. i want this to b
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. >>> possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. >>> and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. >>> kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
rallies and tea party conservative rallies. john stewart and stephen colbert planning their own counter rallies. when you see that enthusiasm on the conservative side, does it ignite passion in the progressives? >> i think progressives in particular and speaker pelosi and harry reid hope that's the case, but the progressives are in a bit of a danger here in caricaturing the tea party rallies. it's terrific that they are going to have counter rallies and the key word is satyrical. there is nothing about the tea party rallies. the things they are protesting are by and large very real and concerning. deficits and the country. if john stewart and stephen colbert cannot tap into progressive enthusiasm for the democrats and this administration in a positive agenda trying to support the president, it could backfire is the point i'm trying to make. >> the interesting thing siget these messages from people who say i'm moderate and i'm passionate and fired up and i will go to the polls. don't let them show you it's only the people who are angry at obama and yet the polls do show when it comes to
stephen king tells us why he was one of first to embrace this new technology. you're online, we are, too. josh is following what's happening. >> reporter: a top level guerrilla leader killed in colombia. the president calling it historic. we'll have the details. >>> this was supposed to be the day that bishop eddie long broke his silence. instead, he has backed out of an interview and news conference and there are new allegations right now against him. a third young man is now suing the leader of a 25,000-member new birth missionary baptist church. cnn's ed lavandera broke the story and he joins me live. this is the first question i have to ask you. this is on twitter, what does that say. >> don lemon, where's the bishop. >> he's so transparent. he's always here when he wants to talk about something, when he wants to promote something, his pr people call us. his church members call us. where is the bishop? >> there's no question. i don't know where he is right now. but we were supposed to hear from him this morning on the tom joyner radio show. our colleague roland martin was supposed to
to be giving us an update. >>> also, spending the day picking vegetables at a farm. stephen colbert spends a day on capitol hill after doing that for a house hearing about farm workers. we're going to get details from our politics.com desk coming up. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless, too? new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers. i know who works differently than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nosebleed, and sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy symptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at omnaris.com. my friends at work think there's more than one "me.
listening to dr. swain i withdraw my previous request that i made to stephen. >> thank you. we turn now to mr. colbert for is five minutes of testimony. >> good morning. i am american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. the congresswomen asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span-1. as we heard this morning, american farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and, if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans already started. unfortunately, my gastroenterologists has informed me in no uncertain terms that they are a necessary source of roughage. at evidence, and like to submit a video of my colonoscopy into the record. we all know there is a long history of great nations importing farmworkers to do their work. after all,
to be up to every detail. bill: and, stephen hayes and marion marsh are coming up to debate the topic you are talking about. stay tuned for that great panel and a big issue here, in the meantime, voters waiting to see what congress does about the expiring tax cuts, both parties divided over whether or not to extend them, to all americans, and, democratic leaders have yet to make a move on the issue and that change -- will that change today, we wonder, molly henneberg, camped out on the hill, what this is democrats' strategy at play. >> reporter: that is what everybody is waiting to see, how the democrats will proceed with this and the nation's most high-profile democrat, president obama, will speak about the bush tax cuts later today. that is what we are given to expect. and, the tax cuts that are -- apply to virtually every taxpayer that are set to expire at the end of the year unless congress acts and the president said he wants to extend the tax cuts for households that make $250,000 or less and, democrats led my harry reid, are trying to figure out how to do that but as yet no bill is
's "washington journal." final guest on this from a morning. stephen kaplan is a lawyer -- steven kaplan is a lawyer, but he specializes in financial mortgage matters. welcome and thanks for being here. guest: thank you, susan. host: the description of one current mortgage disclosure is that they are a quagmire. would you agree? guest: i think that is probably an appropriate description. i think the different types of requirements and up being very confusing and cumbersome and a voluminous amount of paper. voluminous amount of paper. we have disclosures that allow people to shop for different products, so they can take the product that they got from lender "a" and compare it to render "b." other disclosures are informational, like be careful, your house is on the line. it is very difficult for the consumer to understand. host: and the big headline from the "wall street journal" this morning, the "housing is staying stuck." guest: probably the largest issue right now from a housing sales perspective other than qualifying for mortgage loans are the underwriting guidelines that are being ap
? >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. >> reporter: stephen prothero is a professor of religion at boston university. >> we have a lot of people who love jesus but don't know much about him. we have a lot of people who believe and hope that the bible is the word of god but they don't really bother to read it. >> reporter: and it shows. on average, americans correctly answered 16 of 32 religious knowledge survey questions. >> the three groups that come out on top in this survey are atheists and agnostics, jews along with mormons. >> reporter: at the bottom? >> mainline protestants, catholics and those who describe their religion as just nothing in particular. >> reporter: here's some of the results from the survey. when asked the dalai lama's religion... >> hindu? >> i'm going to say hindu. >> sort sort of middle eastern religion. >> reporter: fewer than half of americans correctly answered that he is... >> buddhist. >> reporter: name of the first book of the bible. >> i don't know. >> reporter: more than a third of americans don't know genesis is the first book of the bible. her
participate in every local primary. >> steny hoyer thanks, a central host stephen colbert to embarrass himself during his appearance before congress on friday. if he was invited to testify before was the judiciary subcommittee on undocumented farm worker spens. he spent a day working in the field. >> ike leggett warned of more possible budget cuts to prepare for a 10-15 reduction in their budgets -- 10%-15% reductions. a $200 million shortfall expected. >>> rainy monday morning, 64 degrees. saturday was like the millage summer. then sunday was like a new season overnight. and >>> it will feel like fall next weekend. there's a 100% chance of rain today. >> we need it. >>> >> 100%. it's great. live super doppler radar. we have a lot of road spray and wet roads. rainshowers not everywhere. most of the beltway escaping the showers at this time, but we will have more. getting a little break here and there. most of the downpours are on the eastern shore and over baltimore. glen burnie north into baltimore's when we have yellow -- will we have yellow, that is moderate rain. if we have an inch in bow
? >> the comedian is stephen colbert who testified this week before congress on immigration. >> this is america. >> reporter: friday house speaker nancy pelosi defended the democrats that invited him. >> the committee has a point of view. it can bring attention to important issues like immigration. >> reporter: many said colbert mocked congress and today pelosi's top lieutenant broke with the speaker. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert, more than the house. >> reporter: meanwhile with democrats in trouble many are running away from their leaders in washington. it's an emphasis experts say that's the democrats' best hope to hold on. >> the american public is angry that the the economy hasn't turned around, they're worried, they're frustrated and they're taking it out on incumbents, primarily democrats. >> reporter: lester, the focus for president obama is the economy this week. he travels to four states in three days to promote the easing of the recession and promote recovery. he's going to raise campaign cash for democrats. lester. >> m
. overall home sales are now shaping up to be just as dismal as last year. >>> comedy central host stephen colbert heads to capitol hill to testify before a house committee on illegal immigrant farm workers. colbert is considered an expert witness as spending a day on a farm as a picker. >>> and a glitch that kept an earth-bound capsule from docking is being figured out. the capsule will land back on earth tomorrow. >>> coming up later, underwraps. a compelling look at what it means to be muslim in america. >> our correspondent goes undercover to find out firsthand how women of islam are treated in this country. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back. switch to tide free & gentle. no other free detergent is milder on skin. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also try new tide free in-wash booster. the more you spend, the bigger the b
a hurricane. that is the good news. >>> we have your fingers crossed because this news is big. stephen strasbourg was supposed to have surgery this morning. no or from the national. the chances of a full recovery is listed at only 85%. as soon as we hear, we will let you know. nyjer morgan has been suspended. they have been suspended and or fined. nyjer morgan suspended eight games for his wild week. i have been talking about a redskins, more of them coming up at 6:00. he suffered a stroke just before his team's practice. last night, billy was back on the sidelines. ♪ >> he is back on the field, just like he planned to be. but last fall, he spent most of the time in a hospital. he suffered a stroke while teaching and was sidelined. >> i'm the type of person that if you tell me i cannot do something, i would like to prove you wrong. >> he coached a field for 11 seasons and had hoped to return to that same role this year. he decided he could not do it full time. he is an assistant to the head coach. >> he has not changed in terms of him being his normal cantankerous itself. he does not
: the prosecution is bringing it's final witnesses this morning in the murder case of stephen haze. the defense will get a chance in a day or two to present a defense for a man who admitted killing jennifer petit. one of the defense attorneys for the other defendant in this case came outside the courthouse and said that thinks client did not sodomize 11-year-old makalia. that was very important, the judge had imposed a gag order. now there is a contempt of court hearing whether or not that gag ordered was violated. fire investigators are now on the stand for the prosecution talking about the burned-out petit home, the home invasion in which the three petit women were killed. the home was set on fire after the crimes were committed. the fire investigators are going over the burn patterns. the legal experts say that the defense will call maybe a witness or two, possibly even stephen haze. at that point both sides will rest and make their closing arguments. the judge says the case could go to the jury as early as friday. tom lewis for fox news. megyn back to you. megyn: thanks, tom. everyone in th
more than the house. >>> steny hoyer says stephen colbert and barry himself in a hearing before congress on friday. -- embarrassed himself and a hearing before congress on friday. >> 6:47 is your time and let's turn to the politico minute. >>> a. george washington university polls says its troubled times for the white house. >> good morning. >> it sounds like the numbers are bad for the white house all around. it sounds like a large number of voters said they would vote against president obama in 2012. >> only 38% says he deserves reelection which is pretty low. they're asked who they trusted to create jobs and restart the economy and congressional republicans by a 10% margin did better than president obama. he is doing worse than congressional democrats when matched against republicans. voters seem to have more faith in congressional democrats to create jobs than obama. >> it also talked about personality. this shows that his personality is more popular than his policies. what are the other personalities listed here? >> the reason he is hopeful in 2012 and it is so far away it
them expire? i think act of defiance coupled with stephen colbert. they have time for colbert they don't have time to vote on what our tax rates are going to be. >> i think it is a general trend where people in america peel that things are no in control in washington. and that the democratic congress is not managing basic stuff. something like this is sthoeuic of and you know -- symptomatic of something that is broken in the system. the fuel behind the tea party and a big year for republicans. >> sean: the president said i'm a christian by choice. he was asked, you know by somebody, why are you a christian? you are a christian contemporary singer. i can't get over this trippi. i still have a problem with reverend wright. i don't know how you sit in the pews with somebody for 10 -- i don't know how you sit in the pews with somebody for 20 years and say i have no idea. >> it is not very christian. >> sean: of me? >> yes. >> sean: i'm not a good christian. you are questioning my faith. >> when someone tells you that they -- they didn't realize it. >> sean: do you believe him when he said
democrats' ability to help economy. bring in the panel to talk about it. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." juan williams, for national public radio. and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. gentlemen, welcome to all of you. the white house shied away from calling anything a stimulus, and that's what mitch mcconnell did immediately calling at it stimulus. what is it? >> it's a stimulus know the word can't be used anytime. a mini stimulus. classic example of the administration acting for the appearance of activity. i doesn't have a clue what to do. it spent half a trillion on first stimulus. we saw 60% of americans think it did absolutely nothing. and they have no idea. the economy is still in a ditch. so they come up with a mini version of this. which will be throwing $50 billion and it will not leave a trace unlike the interstate highway system or the t.v.a. or the hoover dam which were real infrastructure ideas. this will not leave, absolutely nothing will be left behind. it will be a temporary fix. i like the way the president announces, we heard it will be a
for stephen colbert to testify last week. nancy pelosi said in is a wonderful thing. majority leader steny hoyer disagreed with nancy pelosi. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> he was called by the democratic chair. >> you asked me chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> sean: they don't have time to vote on how much the business in this country is going to be paying in taxes. >> oh god there we go. >> i agree with steny, i don't think it was appropriate. he said i think it was more embarrassing for colbert. that's what colbert does. he's a schtick guy why do we need him on capitol hill testifying -- >> sean: how about voting on -- >> i think it is embarrassing. he's got his show, do his show, do it from there. >> the idea of having celebrities testify has gotten out of hand. colbert testified in character. [ talking over each other ] >> hearings are supposed to be about listening -- eliciting information to legislate not about self-aggrandizement for the commit at th
in the triple murder trial of stephen hayes, one of the two men accused of invading a home of a connecticut doctor. you may remember the chilling 911 tapes we've been listening to the last several weeks. the doctor's wife was killed. two daughters killed. the home set on fire, only he made it out alive. legal contributor sunny hostin from "in session" our sister network true-tv joining us from new york. prosecution is wrapping up the case. did they make their case? >> you know, i think that they certainly made their case. evidence is really overwhelming against this particular defendant, stephen hayes. today we heard the final testimony from the fire investigator, and he just got off the witness stand, actually. the lawyers are back in the courtroom, and we believe that the defense may present some evidence. brief evidence. in defense of mr. hayes, but i will say the burden is always on the prosecution, drew, to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. everyone watching the trial i have been in new haven, connecticut, watching the trial will tell you the evidence against this defendant i
done the -- the democrats should have no regrets about inviting comedian stephen colbert to testify on migrant workers before a subcommittee of the house. the host of xom comedy central colbert show" showed him working on a farm. his comments were met with criticism. he was met with a healthy dose of sarcasm though. listen to this. >> as part of my ongoing series "stephen colbert's fallback position" where i try other jobs and realize mine is better. i participated in the ufw's take our jobs campaign and one of 16 americans to take up the challenge, though that number may increase in the near future as i understand that many democrats may be looking for work come november. now i -- i'll admit that i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor, but after working with these men and women and picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you are picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over and i
of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
in the gateway to the west. redskins fell behind from the get go. stephen jackson on the rams first drive broke one, 42 yards for a touchdown. the rams jumped out to a 14-0 lead just 6:12 into the game. credit the redskins for rallying taking the lead but the rams responded with the final 16 points of the game. backup kenneth darby scoring the game winning touchdown in the 3rd. the redskins for the second straight week surrender 30 points and lose and today some post st. louis blues. >> i think giving up that 14- point cushion really hurts because we had to fight back and in the end i think that's how it started out. >> just feels like we're not as bad as we might think it is because if we're losing, i feel like it's just we have to put it together and just keep working. >> it's very frustrating. you know, we have a couple good plays by santana and cooley and some run plays that guys are picking up big yards from ryan and clayton. i mean again it's one that's obviously disturbing for us on the offense side because we're much better than what we showed today. >>> if mcnabb thought yesterday was
for the latest political news. >> this is no joke. stephen colbert testifies this friday at a hearing on protecting america's harvest. he'll tell members of a house immigration subcommittee about spending a day in the fields volunteering for the united farm workers take our jobs campaign. >>> ohio's state democratic party chairman got a little carried away while accusing republicans of believing in, his words, health care is a privilege, not a right. chris redfern used the "f" word on camera. >> if your kid's going to graduate from college, now he or she gets health care, your health care, while he or she looks for a new job. it's in the very base terms. we win these arguments. and every time one of these [ bleep ] say -- excuse me language -- >> just got to watch for the open mic there, folks. he tells cnn he wasn't aware of the camera but -- well that it was on, but since it was a private meeting he's not apologizing. >>> president obama was much more polite this afternoon while explaining benefits to virginia voters. >> the single biggest driver of our deficit is the escalating cos
's this for opposing political rallies? john stewart and stephen colbert will host events on the national mall just before the midterms. what a picture that is. stewart is promoting a ral toy restore sanity for those who have been too busy with normal lives to go to other rallies why colbert is promoting a march to keep fear alive, encouraging participants to bring an overnight bag and five extra sets of underwear. >>> and speaking of late-night comedy, late-night's jimmy fallon was talking with actor john hamm about the actor and they spoke about sort of the unique experience of hosting "saturday night live," and all the eyes that are sometimes watching. >> america's favorite newsman, brian williams. >> beloved by everyone. >> talking on the "today" show, he's obsessed with you, "mad men" of "saturday night live." >> a fan of the show. >> you've got to watch in this building. he knows where you are. kwuv got to watch. he could show up wherever. >> it will be fine. i'm not worried about that. not worried. [ applause ] >> that's just sad. >> yeah, yeah. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose!
governors association. he's up there doing a fundraiser on behalf of john stephen. he's the gop nominee who's trying to take on john lynch, the incumbent democratic governor. going on to tuesday, president obama holds the first of four major rallies heading into election day. this one's going to be in madison, wisconsin. why is this important? because russ feingold, elected in 1992, is up again the ropes. republicans think they can take back the seat. public polling shows right now it is a very, very tight race. president obama is trying to rally the troops. not only in wisconsin but across the country. he's trying to get those voters who came out for him in 2008 to come out for congressional democrats in 2010. but moving on, let's go to thursday. it's the return of al gore. and he's going to be in florida. al gore is going to be in tampa. he's going to be campaigning on behalf of kendrick meek. meek is the senate democratic nominee trying to win that seat down there currently held by a republican, a very interesting three-way race now down there. marco rubio is the republican nominee. and
in 2008. now they've paid the money back and they're already to create jobs over in china. stephen bird, citigroup's cochief executive officer for the region told reuters his company plans to open up two branches a month in china for the foreseeable future and told reuters the company's strategy is progressively more weighted to emerging markets. greater china is the future he says. citigroup is entitled to do anything they want but on the brink of destruction, they turn to the american taxpayer to save their backsides. now when unemployment is at record levels, the united states people need help, they decide to create the jobs where? in china. joining me now is america's mayor, verge ben narrow. does this one make your blood boil? >> well, ed, on the one hand i don't mind businesses expanding in emerging markets but this is particularly galling. i've just -- i'm in the middle of a tour around michigan, what i call the main street fighting for main street tour. what we're hearing in cities all across the state and i know this isn't news to you is that people can't get access to capital
. >> ashleigh, thank you. >>> there was a strange spectacle on capitol hill on friday. the comedian, stephen colbert, testifying before congress on immigration. he had done a segment on his show when he spent a day working in the fields to see what it was like to be a migrant farm worker. he came to capitol hill in character. and he stayed in character the entire time. he did not, however, get the laughs he's used to getting on his show. >> it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to draw my celebrity to this complicated issue. i do say this sincerely, don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. maybe this ag jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i haven't read it. the point is, we have to do something. i'm not going back out there. i trust that following my testimony, both sides will work together on this issue in the best interest of the american people as you always do. >> love him. subcommittee chairwoman said she hasn't seen suc
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